Congratulations To Our 2021 AHP Spotlight of the Quarter!EMA’s AHP Spotlight of the Quarter is Eric Soto, PA!
Eric Soto has been with EMA since 2015. As a PA, Eric enjoys the constant growth of emergency medicine: "I am always curious of new practices that are constantly evolving in medicine. I find point of care ultrasound becoming a large part of my practice and find myself using it more frequently, which I see as a valuable instrument in the Emergency Department." He also values the bond he has grown with the doctors, nurses, and other allied health care team members. Eric says that the Emergency Department staff is a small group and they make you feel like family.
A Las Vegas native, Eric attended Crafton Hills College and Stanford University's Physician Assistant Program. His early curiosity in science piqued his interest in medicine, leading him to pursue a Radiology Program at Crafton Hills College and continuing on to become a PA. He became interested in emergency medicine during his rotations in his final months as a Physician Assistant student. He says, "I was able to appreciate the abilities, and the wealth of knowledge and experience that needs to be acquired to be able to manage any, and all patients that come through the Emergency Department." He continues to appreciate the constant change and learning experiences that come with the job.
Outside of work, when not spending time with his wife and two sons, he loves going to the beach, hiking, cycling, traveling, exploring new food, and watching 80's and 90's movies.
About Emergent Medical Associates
EMA, headquartered in El Segundo, CA, is a premier provider of physician staffing and practice management services for 25+ Emergency Departments and 2 Urgent Care Centers that treat almost 1M patients annually throughout California. EMA‘s comprehensive system of ED and UCC management is based on over 100 combined years of healthcare experience. Through its management company, Pacific HealthWorks, EMA exports best practices and innovative management techniques to Hospitals, Urgent Care Centers and other Emergency Department groups, helping improve patient care and ensure contract security. EMA's proprietary techniques are patient-focused and targeted on improving the daily operations of ED’s and UCC’s.